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Nevada Voters Following Presidential Campaign -- But Short on Info

August 24, 2007

A poll of likely Nevada caucus voters found that most are watching the presidential race closely, but they feel they aren’t getting enough information on key issues. The poll included senior voters from both parties, and concluded that 90 percent of potential Nevada caucus participants say they "are following candidate coverage." However, more than two out of three say their support for any one candidate could change. Carla Sloan with AARP Nevada says candidates still have a lot of talking to do about key issues that concern older voters.

"Both in healthcare and financial security, potential voters were saying that they don’t have enough information to make up their mind yet, for either party."

The war in Iraq registered as the top concern for voters of both parties. Likely Democratic voters in Nevada ranked healthcare second, while Republicans placed immigration as second on their list of concerns, followed by healthcare.

Gretchen Straw conducted the Nevada poll and says that voter support for candidates is shaky, so the results might mean very little about who will actually prevail in early Nevada caucuses.

"For the Democrats, seven in 10 say they’re at least somewhat likely to change their candidate preference as they learn more about the issues; and for the Republicans, it’s over 80 percent."

Straw says when it comes to healthcare reform, the candidates have begun to distinguish themselves -- and Nevada voters are taking notice. Giuliani's approval rate on this issue is 53 percent; Romney has 51 percent and McCain, 43 percent. On the Democratic side, Clinton has 80 percent, Edwards has 70 percent and Obama has 64 percent.

The poll sampled 501 Nevada AARP members who say they may attend the Democratic caucuses and 502 members who say they may attend the Republican caucuses.

Michael Clifford/Craig Eicher, Public News Service - NV